Electronic Devices and Circuit Prototyping (H6099)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

Your studies in this module include:

  • semiconductor devices - diodes, junction transistors, field-effect transistors (FETs)
  • simple circuit applications - rectifiers and amplifiers
  • component specifications and selection
  • use of data sheets and applications notes
  • production of circuit diagrams
  • circuit simulation
  • circuit prototyping
  • development and testing
  • printed circuit board (PCB) production
  • final construction and testing
  • project team management
  • recording of work
  • technical report writing.

Teaching

55%: Lecture
45%: Practical (Laboratory, Practical)

Assessment

50%: Coursework (Report)
50%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: